Watch: Vice magazine profiles ‘Oath Keepers’ movement

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, January 10, 2013 18:58 EDT
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A mini-documentary produced by Vice magazine took an inside look at the “Oath Keepers” movement, where the notion America is approaching a second Revolutionary War runs high.

The Oath Keepers, made up of men and women in uniform, seek to defend the Constitution from threats both outside and inside the United States. The group is aligned with local militias, Ron Paul’s political movement and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

“We need a citizen militia to defend us from the government,” ex-Marine Sgt. Charles A. Dyer said in the mini-documentary. “That is the only reason we have the Second Amendment, is to defend the American people and our country from a tyrannical government, which is what we are heading toward right now.”

“We are definitely the guardians of the Republic and the last stand if something comes down,” he added, saying the U.S. invaded Iraq to feed the military-industrial complex. “So, join the military? Depends on what you want to do with it. Me, I’m going to use my training from the military and become one of those ‘domestic terrorists’ that the DHS is so afraid of.”

Dyer was sentenced to 30 years in prison last year after a jury found him guilty of raping his girlfriend’s 7-year-old daughter. Dyer said his arrest was part of a government conspiracy.

Watch video, uploaded to YouTube by Vice, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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